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Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia (left), pictured Tuesday, relinquished his House majority leader post on Thursday and said Friday that he would resign from Congress before the end of his term.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
August 1, 2014 After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers his concession speech as his wife, Diana, listens in Richmond on Tuesday.
June 11, 2014 In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intraparty rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.
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